Overall this graphic novel was well illustrated, very well organized, and had a somewhat engaging story.
In fact, Tara's story felt kind of like a commercial break- it could be entertaining, but I was mostly reading it just to get back to the more interesting story.
Overall, I'd recommend this to those who like graphic novels, elements of the supernatural, and historical fiction - a quick fun read!
I had high hopes for Hope Larson as I looked for graphic novels for my grand nieces and nephews this past Christmas. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Myers
About a year ago, I had the pleasure of purchasing and reading another one of Larson's graphic novels, "Gray Horses. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Imani Pratt
Tara's house burned down. The farm had been around forever and she really wished she could still live there. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Brittany Moore
When I was recently at the bookstore I was drawn to the cover. Then I read the back and was intrigued. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by bendingthespine
The drawing is so expressive...I think that's one of the aspects I liked most about this novel. Larson's expert illustrations really allowed me to connect with the characters and... Read morePublished on September 28, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Josey and Tara are both the same sage, both live in the same town in Nova Scotia, both have families that are struggling to survive... Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by Andy Shuping
Nice to see that comics aimed at younger readers can be this good. Top notch art, compelling story and plenty of stuff for both teens and adults to like. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by John Littrel
Reason for Reading: This is a Cybils '10 nominee and required reading for me as a graphic novels panelist. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Nicola Mansfield
This is my first graphic novel, so I am a real newbie at reading/viewing a story in this format. Mercury was a good place to start for me -- a lovely little historical mystery set... Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by D. Salerni